Special Broadcasts

3CR has a number of special broadcasts each year to celebrate important community activist events. These broadcasts are staged at live events around Melbourne or in the studios of 3CR in Fitzroy.

Contact the Programming Coordinator to find out more about our special radio broadcasts.

A feast of radical summer radio featuring shorts, documentaries, music, and highlights from across the years.
Beyond the Bars
Beyond the Bars is a unique series of live prison radio broadcasts that give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victorian prisons. The broadcasts are presented by 3CR's First Nations broadcasters during NAIDOC* Week (July). Beyond the Bars began in 2002 and each year it features songs, stories, opinions and poems from the men and women inside, while also connecting them with culture and community. *National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
3CR presenter Jane Rosengrave
3CR’s Disability Day Broadcast presented and produced by people with disabilities and chronic illness.
Historic Broadcasts
3CR has an amazing history of broadcasting important political and activist events. Here are a few from our archives.
Saro, Jiselle, Sonia and Hsin-Yi
Join 3CR on 10 December each year for World Human Rights Day - human rights activism and community celebration.
International Women's Day Artwork by Ms Saffa and Molly Crabapple on 3CR wall.
Women and gender diverse broadcasters take to the airwaves bringing you 24 hours of programming dedicated to International Women's Day.
Survival Day 2012
This annual broadcast by 3CR's Indigenous broadcasters marks Australia's Invasion Day. Indigenous activists have broadcast at 3CR from the year 3CR began in1976. Tune in on 26 January each year and hear the truth about Australia's ongoing colonialism and the current campaigns to right past wrongs.
May Day 3CR kitchen stickers
Each year on May 1, International Workers Day, communities from around the world join in to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement and to show solidarity with the continued struggle for labour rights everywhere.
Occupy Melbourne
3CR has a long history of presenting live coverage of union and social justice protests, blockades and occupations including the Honeymoom Mine occupation, the nurses dispute (including the 2012 nurses dispute), the MUA picket, the S11 World Economic Forum protests, Occupy Melbourne and more recently the TAFE4ALL campaign.
QR Code
An LGBTIQA+ health podcast series unpacking diverse and intersectional queer topics
Amos Roach, Smith Street Dreaming 2018. Photo by Sarah Walker.
Featuring stories, memories and music from 7 years of the Smith Street Dreaming Festival
Accent of Women Snapshots is a series of radio features with women who have recently come to Australia from different countries. The Snapshots give voice to women from new and emerging communities as their share stories of arrival and settlement.
Summer Specials
A feast of shorts, docos, features and specialist music from 3CR broadcasters and our community radio family.
Delicious free breakfast at the Sustainable Broadcasts
Together with Friends of the Earth, 3CR Breakfast programmers present a series of live shows with delicious free breakfasts from the FoE Food Coop and Organic Cafe at 312 Smith Street Fitzroy. Each year in March, join us for a week of live, local radio in the City of Yarra, a delicious free breakfast and great local music.
Visioning Justice Team
Visioning Justice is a vibrant collection of short radio documentaries made by young people about a range of experiences with the law. A partnership between Springvale Monash Legal Service and 3CR Community Radio and funded through the Legal Services Board Grants Program, the project aims to get young people's stories onto the air-waves.
Aunty Georgina Williams
There are many significant and important elders in the community whose stories are yet to be heard. Yarra Elders Precious Memories documents a portion of these important stories.